Keep getting error at startup

April 6, 2014 at 11:56:32
Specs: Windows 7, 16
I have a computer with this specs:

Intel i5 3.4 Ghz
Nvidia Geforce GTX 680
Not sure about the motherboard but it´s new. Something using Z77
Intel SSD
Two 500 GB "ordinary" HD

I have had a dual-boot with Win 8. The menu keeps showing even thow I have uninstalled Win 8 and reinstalled Win 7.

I Keep getting message to press F1 for error in BIOS. Even though I reset BIOS I still get the message.

If I restart the computer there is no problem.

Is the boot-info stored in BIOS somehow? You should think it would disapear if I reinstall or remove both OS.

The computer also works bad and I have to restart it sometimes because it is so slow.

I suspect that the boot-menu is the problem.

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April 6, 2014 at 12:27:38
The boot menu is not stored in the BIOS, nor would a boot menu slow down your computer. I would look at problems with the motherboard first since you're are getting the F1 message during POST. Does it indicate what the error is when it says to press F1?

If you want to get rid of the boot menu, press the Windows key and the pause/break key. Click on Advanced System Settings, click on the Advanced Tab, Under Startup And Recovery click the Settings button. From the Default Operating System dropdown menu, select the operating system you have and then take the checkmark out of Time To Display List Of Operating Systems.

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April 6, 2014 at 15:04:34
Ok, thanks! I'll try the menu-tip.

No, I don´t think there is a error-message.

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April 6, 2014 at 18:16:09
If all else fails, reinstall again but use the custom install options to delete all partitions, create a new partition and format it. Then when you continue with the install, you will no longer have the original boot partition so Windows 7 will install its own.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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April 19, 2014 at 11:06:46
I have now reinstalled and have deleted all partitions.

The problem with the boot-menu is gone but I still get the F1 error but not always.

Seems like when I started the computer and closes it completely and then start again the F1 doesn´t show.

Doesn´t see a specific error-message.

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April 19, 2014 at 17:41:15
If you reset BIOS and reinstalled Windows, you may need to check settings in BIOS for CPU, memory, primary graphics, etc. If that does not help, you may need to flash your BIOS with the latest version. Understand though that a failed BIOS update, even one due to power issues, can mean that the motherboard is dead so doing one should not be done lightly. I recommend having the machine plugged into a UPS (battery back up) as one more protection against failure.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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April 20, 2014 at 02:22:36
I have a SSD-disc as a boot-disc.

But choosing the SSD as first boot doesn't seem to work. Doesn´t understand how it works.

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